The football season had begun once again, and fans are more riled up than ever!

Andrew Miller, Staff Reporter

After much anticipation, football season has kicked off. Whether it’s college or professional, there is surely an excited fan base somewhere cheering their team on.

An anonymous student stated, “I’m always excited when football season comes back around, and these first few weeks haven’t disappointed.”

Most college teams have completed three games at this point, most professional teams two. The SEC continues their perennial domination with four of the top ten teams belonging to the conference. Alabama remains number one in the AP Top 25, with LSU, Oregon, Florida State, and Georgia rounding out the top five, respectively.

The start of the season provided us with a seemingly outstanding matchup as Alabama took on Michigan at a neutral field at Texas Stadium. Alabama came out of the gates quickly, and never looked back as they trounced the Wolverines 41-14. Many consider Alabama to be the best team in the country. Senior Drew Montero explained, “Alabama came out the gates firing on all cylinders and I don’t see anyone who can stop them.”

Other notable matchups were Clemson narrowly defeating Auburn 26-19, Virginia Tech beating Georgia Tech 20-17, and South Carolina taking down Vanderbilt 17-13 in a trio of great contests.

Number two ranked USC’s Matt Barkley threw for six touchdowns in week two in a victory over Syracuse 42-29, Florida grinded out a narrow win against SEC-newbie Texas A&M, and Michigan survived a close game vs. Air Force 31-25.

USC fell in week three to Stanford, however, in a 21-14 shocker. Other good contests include Florida coming back in the second half to beat Tennessee 37-20, and the Ohio State narrowly escaping California 35-28.

As for the pro season, the season kicked off with a classic matchup as the New York Giants took on the Dallas Cowboys. A great game ensued, and the Cowboys came out victorious after a strong performance from Tony Romo, which was a surprise to many. Junior Chad Thompson elaborated, “I was surprised how well Tony Romo did in his season opener against the Giants, throwing for over 300 yards.”

Week two in the NFL rewarded viewers with a pair of great last-second finishes. Michael Vick scored the final touchdown with 1:55 remaining against the Ravens, propelling the Eagles to a 24-23 victory. The Chiefs also upset the Patriots after Stephen Gostkowski missed badly on a field goal as time expired.